Sunday, February 14, 2010

Chocolate is not the enemy

I love Valentine's Day. Being the only male in the house, I get more hugs and kisses on this day from my girls than any other time of the year. We exchange cards and gifts and chocolates. Yep- everything from Hershey kisses to Vosges haut-chocolat.

In a household with diabetes a bon bon windfall may seem weird, but it shouldn't be. The general misunderstanding between type 1 and type 2 results in a judgmental "evil eye" from some non-diabetics when we give out the occasional treat to our diabetic daughter. We take it as an opportunity to teach others that candy does not cause type 1 diabetes. I figure if we do it enough, someday everyone will understand what type 1 is all about it.

That would be really sweet.

1 comment:

Two Are Better Than One said...

I loved this post! This is something I have tried to explain several times in the last ten years since D entered into our lives. We were told from day 1 NOT to keep anything from Mr C. If he wanted it, let him have it. Just make sure to check his sugars first AND give extra insulin accordingly. And thats exactly what we've done.
Candy does NOT cause Type 1 Diabetes!!! Great post!!